Saturday, October 29, 2011

Konnie Huq

British TV Presenter

Popular name       Konnie Huq
Birth name            Kanak Asha Huq
Birth date             July 17, 1975
Birth place            Hammersmith, London, England
Residence             London, England
Ethnicity               Bangladesh
Citizenship            British
Education             2:1 in Economics
Occupation           Television presenter

Kanak is a British television presenter, who is best known for being the longest-serving female presenter of Blue Peter, having presented it from 1 December 1997 until 23 January 2008. She presented the 2010 series of The Xtra Factor on ITV2.

Huq was born in Hammersmith, London, to Muslim Bangladeshi parents who had immigrated to England in the 1960s. She grew up in Ealing, London, with her two sisters, Rupa and Nutun. She was educated at the independent Notting Hill & Ealing High School in London obtaining 9 GCSEs (of which 8 were grade A and 1 grade B) and A-levels in physics, maths and chemistry. She also appeared on the TV gameshow Blockbusters in 1992. At Robinson College, Cambridge she obtained a 2:1 in Economics.

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